|2.9 - 6 3000 Mk. I|
|Left Hand Drive|
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Record Creation: Entered on 24 July 2007.
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2007-07-24 08:12:04 | pauls writes:
Ebay item 7/24/07
Opening bid $20,000 reserve not met, no bids yet, 6 days left in auction.
Completely restored and very rare 1960 Austin Healey 3000 BN7 two seat roadster. The 3000 BN7 is the second rarest of the production Healey models. Between the Mark 1 and Mark 2 there were only 3,170 made with 2,825 being Mark 1 and 355 being Mark 2.
This vehicle was subject to a photo documented 18 month nut & bolt restoration, completed June, 2007. The frame was sandblasted and had both sills replaced as well as the main floors, drivers side outriggers, drivers and passenger shut pillars and drivers front floor. All light gauge sheetmetal was patched where necessary and then primered and painted to match the finish body color. Body was stripped by chemical bath (steel) and by hand (aluminum) then patched where necessary and finished in Alfa Romeo Venetian Red. This is a very dark russet red and receives compliments wherever it goes. The finish paint is PPG urethane base/clear. All chrome was replated or replaced where practical. The interior was supplied by Heritage Trim and is done in British Biscuit with burgundy piping and burgundy carpet. All interior upholstery, top and tonneau are new. The engine was completely disassembled, cleaned, checked for tolerances, bored out .060 over and has new pistons, bearings, timing chain, water pump and rebuilt rocker shaft. Carburetors were rebuilt with all new seals and diaphragms. Transmission was disassembled, cleaned and had all seals replaced, it is a BN4 style transmission so it does not have a front seal, but it has a 28% overdrive with the 3000's 3.90 rear differential so it cruises the highway at 2500 rpm @ 60 mph. A fair tradeoff in my mind. The 5 wheels and tires are new with Dunlop 60 spoke chrome and widetrack 165/15 radials and new tubes. Additional new or rebuilt parts include fuel tank, recored radiator, front & rear shocks, front coil springs and rear leaf springs, wiring harness, stainless exhaust, Optima battery and vintage Lucas 576 driving lamps.
The car has been in two shows this summer and scored second in class at Stan Hywet Hall in Akron, Ohio. This was a judged CCCA event and fourth in class for popularity at the Austin Healey Club of America's annual Conclave in Burlington Vermont.